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PREVIEW: Finlayson Fit for League Opener

Fri, 6th Aug 2010 6:24pm

Clyde's 2010-11 IRN-BRU Third Division campaign begins tomorrow with a home match against Stranraer.

Coincidentally, both dugouts will contain men who enjoyed happy times at the club they will be trying to take three points from.

The Blues are, of course, now managed by Bully Wee legend Keith Knox, who gave over ten years terrific service to the club. Keith will be trying to outwit Clyde head coach Stuart Millar, who, along with Neil Watt, enjoyed huge success during his time at Stair Park.

Stuart was pleased to report good news today, with Kevin Finlayson being passed as fit to take part in the match following an ankle knock in Wednesday's friendly against Rangers. Missing out, however, are the injured Haydn Cochrane and Stuart Mills.

There was no chance of sentiment coming into play when Stuart spoke to www.clydefc.co.uk ahead of the much-anticipated start to the league schedule:-

"I obviously have fond memories of my time as assistant manager at Stranraer. Friendships developed there that couldn't possibly be broken and I thank everyone associated with Stranraer at the time.

"Times move on though and Clyde is my club - I will do my utmost to ensure my former club leave Broadwood empty handed.

"After two difficult cup ties, we now have the chance to play a club in our own division. This will be a better gauge of how far we have come in a short space of time, although I must remind even myself that patience is vital to the short, medium and long term future of the club.

"We have many young lads in the squad and at times throughout the season they will need help from our few experience players, as well as great encouragement from the stands."

You can read more of Stuart's thoughts in tomorrow's award-winning Clyde View, priced at just £2.50.


• Admission •

Fans of both clubs will be housed in the Main Stand. Prices are; £10 adults / £5 concessions (over-65s, under-16s, students with a valid matriculation card).

• Car Parking •

Car parking is charged at £2 per vehicle. Click here for details of new car parking arrangements at Broadwood on match days.

• Match Ball Sponsor •

The match ball sponsor is Gala Bingo. Don't forget that season tickets holders are entitled to a free afternoon or evening session at Gala Bingo. Click here for full information.

• 50/50 Half-Time Draw •

A FREE entry to the draw will be issued with every car parking ticket. Tickets will also be on sale around the stadium for £2. First prize is instant cash up to £250, second prize is a £15 gift voucher and third prize is a signed football. All proceeds go directly to the club.

• Lottery •

You can give yourself a chance of winning the Clyde Lottery jackpot of £3250 by picking your four numbers at the match. Terry Ashton will be selling tickets from the servery at the North side of the Main Stand and Tom McCorkindale will be on foot around the stadium.

You can also enter the Lottery online instantly! Click here.